Our Mission:

Providing a Circle of Hope through health & wellness, cancer research for children and financial literacy educational programs to restore a self-sustaining environment for Native American Youth

The Sheena V. Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable foundation committed to restoring a self-sustaining environment through: Health & Wellness, Cancer Research for Children, Financial literacy, preserving the most valuable asset to any Native American Tribe/Nation- the children.

Resilience is the capacity to restore or recover to a sustainable state; historically a shining trait among Native Americans, which will aid them in their survival well into the future.

OUR COMMITMENT:

We aim to create solutions to restore a sustainable environment that will support future generations. Our focus is to educate Native youth on culturally appropriate long-term solutions to combat a quickly depleting environment. Aquaponic and hydroponic cultivation methods are some of the solutions we support that are geared toward resilience, food sovereignty, circumventing health disorders and building self-sufficient Native communities.

Healthy-Affordable-Accessible Food is Urgently Needed for Indian Country

We raise money through corporate event sponsorship and personal contributions and disperse our funds to youth orientated programs serving Native American communities throughout the United States. Primary areas of focus for imbursement include educational programs, counseling, and children’s cancer research.

Why cancer research for children?

This area of concern is included within our Health & Wellness focus. Cancer is more prevalent in our Native American children than any other culture and continues to increase. In addition, a parallel to my Niece’s-Sheena Vesta Osborne’s illness.

Through the implementation of efficient and accessible programs that address physical health & wellness, financial literacy, and educational programs, all contributing to a self-sustaining and successful life, the Sheena V. Foundation restores hope to the Native American youth, fulfilling and ensuring lifelong dreams and aspirations.

It is our mission to empower and enrich underserved Native American communities by providing educational programs that address the concept of “wellness” from a holistic perspective. We utilize evidence based counseling solutions, replacing the currently utilized alcohol solution to uncover the problem areas to deter; alcoholism, depression and related diseases to proactively provide resources for managing the consequent effects of mental illness and addiction. Methods for pain and addiction management will include meditation techniques and holistic treatment approaches, all providing those seeking treatment an alternative proven path to wellness.

The Sheena V. Foundation is committed to providing educational programs advocating healthy nutrition, which function as a preventive measure to circumvent disorders such as diabetes and obesity. Both diabetes and obesity is commonly identified among Native American communities throughout the United States. Additionally, organic food sources will automatically help prevent future health complications. Through aquaponic & hydroponic and additional cultivation methods, organic food sources become increasingly accessible to communities desiring self-sufficient methods of providing sustenance.

Tax-deductible donations assist the Sheena V. Foundation’s goal to build the infrastructure necessary for the implementation of a vision restoring the hope and dreams of our Native American youth. Creating partnerships with passionate individuals and corporate entities that parallel our mission and goals is of immediate importance. It is our mission at the Sheena V. Foundation to empower underserved Native Americans to live, hope and dream…

Healthy-Affordable-Accessible Food is Urgently Needed for Indian Country

Grow Green for Native American Children

“Grow Up with Us”

Neysa Osborne-Founder

Today

On Pine Ridge and five other reservations, the Sioux own five million acres of their original treaty land. Through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, tribes can arrange leases of reservation land, used mainly for grazing. Some leases go to Indians, others to outsiders. Because of the way land was originally allotted, the Sioux have been left with the least productive tracts.

LIFE EXPECTANCY
PINE RIDGE RESERVATION
(SHANNON COUNTY)

76.5 United States


SUICIDES PER 100,000
PINE RIDGE RESERVATION
(SHANNON COUNTY)

10.9 United States

INFANT MORTALITY PER 1,000 BIRTHS
PINE RIDGE RESERVATION
(SHANNON COUNTY)

6.8 United States


ANNUAL PER CAPITA INCOME
PINE RIDGE RESERVATION
(SHANNON COUNTY)

$27,334 United States

LIVER DISEASE DEATHS PER 100,000
PINE RIDGE RESERVATION
(SHANNON COUNTY)

9.7 United States


%

POVERTY RATE
PINE RIDGE RESERVATION
(SHANNON COUNTY)

13.8% United States

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